Quotes from Tesla's writings and interviews.
"I am now planning aerial machines devoid of sustaining planes, ailerons, propellers, and other external attachments, which will be capable of immense speeds" - Tesla's autobiography
To a Westinghouse manager, Tesla wrote "You should not be at all surprised, if some day you see me fly from New York to Colorado Springs in a contrivance which will resemble a gas stove and weigh as much. ... and could, if necessary enter and depart through a window.'" (7-7-1912)
"It will be a small box, not a huge cigar"
Page. 198 Tesla: Man Out of Time by Margaret Cheney
Tesla intended the world to have a free, wireless, source of power...
"My power generator will be of the simplest kind -- just a big mass of steel, copper and aluminium comprising a stationary and rotating part, peculiarly assembled."
According to museum officials at The Nikola Tesla museum in Belgrade, he left sketches of interplanetary ships. This information, however, has not been made available to western scholars.
"The flying machine of the future -- my flying machine -- will be heavier than air, but it will not be an airplane. It will have no wings. It will be substantial, solid, stable. You cannot have a stable airplane. The gyroscope can never be successfully applied to the airplane, for it would give a stability that would result in the machine being torn to pieces by the wind, just as the unprotected airplane on the ground is torn to pieces by a high wind. My flying machine will have neither wings nor propellers. You might see it on the ground and you would never guess that it was a flying machine. Yet it will be able to move at will through the air in any direction with perfect safety, at higher speeds than have yet been reached, regardless of weather and oblivious of 'holes in the air' or downward currents. It will ascend in such currents if desired. It can remain absolutely stationary in the air even in a wind for great length of time. Its lifting power will not depend upon any such delicate devices as the bird has to employ, but upon positive mechanical action." [Here it is again: "mechanical"]
"You will get stability through gyroscopes?" I asked. " Through gyroscopic action of my engine, assisted by some devices I am not yet prepared to talk about," he replied.
Notice that 'eccentrics' G,H,J, & K in the drawing below, DO throw their weight around in a "gyroscopic action", like spinning tops. The "device" could be the orientation of the 4 objects which generates an unprecedented, physical law breaking, 5th spin, 5th orbit, without the centripetal force physically needed to hold it there.
Science: "The ability of a gyroscope to 'defy gravity' is baffling." and "When a force is applied to try to rotate the spin axis of a gyroscope, the gyroscope reacts to the input force along an axis perpendicular to the input force" "according to the right-hand rule".This is called "gyroscopic precession".
Dr. Tesla smiled an inscrutable smile. "All I have to say on that point is that my airship will have neither gas bag, wings nor propellers," he said. "It is the child of my dreams, the product of years of intense and painful toil and research. I am not going to talk about it any further. But whatever my airship may be, here at least is an engine that will do things that no other engine ever has done, and that is something tangible."
From the book Tesla's Engine -- A New Dimension For Power
Tesla had contracted with both Allis Chalmers and with Westinghouse's railway and lighting division to build a 36,000 rpm turbine to "fly from New York to Colorado Springs in a contrivance which will resemble a gas stove" - July 7th 1912.